One of the biggest reasons for creating MommyLuvs2save was to create a community of moms and dads who want to help their family save money when buying essentials in order to free up money for debt repayment. My own family has paid off over $111,500 in consumer debt including credit cards, student loan debt and 2 vehicles. I am a teacher at heart. I want to use the skills that I have learned to help YOU ditch debt. I want to encourage each of you in your efforts so that one day you can feel the freedom of being debt free. I’m not quite there yet either (we still have a mortgage) so I need encouragement as well
It can be very difficult to pay down debt. There are many temptations to spend money. We live in a culture that encourages debt and spending. In addition, expenses come up and there never seems to be any extra money for paying down debt. I want to urge each of you to participate in a challenge. Just leave a comment about one positive step you’ve taken for your family each day. Did you eat in instead of going out? Did you save money at the grocery store? Did you pay extra on your credit card? Leave a comment below and we will cheer one another on every day and every step of the way.
The challenge is to leave a comment about what YOU have done to work on getting debt free each day. One winner will be chosen to win a $50 Amazon gift card at the end of each month. To participate in the challenge you must comment on at least 10 posts during the month.
* I will also be sharing my progress from the day prior.
My Progress : Another crazy, busy day around here yesterday. We spent the day unpacking and spending time with family members and friends who stopped by to see the house. My brother, nephew and friends still hadn’t seen the house and I must admit we were proud to show it to them (even with all of the moving clutter). The other funny thing is that there just seems to be a place for everything. There is definitely more cabinet space so that really helps. On a side note, I did try to be organized with the areas that I packed, but my darling husband decided to pack everything he packed in giant black trash bags. So, ummm, you can’t see in them to see what’s in there. No wonder my hubby was grumpy yesterday. He was like Oscar the grouch ~ all grumpy and surrounded by trash bags (he wouldn’t find this humorous though he he, I better keep it to myself so don’t tell) I think there are about 100 giant black trash bags everywhere. You can’t imagine – I feel like I am climbing out of the trash dump. It took me 2 hours to get ready yesterday by the time I found my toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, shampoo… The good thing is that I am opening them carefully and we should be set for trash bags for awhile 🙂
I did the grocery shopping. I used coupons, but still ended up spending more than normal. Even though we brought food from the old house we still needed more since I was cooking from the freezer/pantry for the past few weeks. Well, all I can say is that it was a very expensive weekend between the movers, getting breakfast out this morning and the higher grocery bill. We didn’t get the Christmas tree yesterday, but we did plan for where it will go. We need to get the tree and get some lights so that we don’t look like the Grinches of the neighborhood. This neighborhood is SO decorated. Just about every house is decorated (except us and we are the first house when you come in). I really have to have something lighting up around here by tonight.
What did you do ? I hope you had a blessed day. Leave a comment You could be the December winner.